Photos: Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 21, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
To commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, transgender communities and allies across the country gathered to raise awareness of the threat of violence faced by gender variant people and the persistence of prejudice felt by the transgender community. To commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, communities organize events and activities, including townhall style "teach-ins," photography and poetry exhibits and candlelit vigils.
TDOR is held on November 20 to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28, 1998, launched the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco vigil the following year.
Below are a few photos from the event held at Metropolitan Community Church in Washington, DC, sponsored by Transgender Health Empowerment, Metropolitan Community Church, Whitman-Walker Clinic, HIPS, the Human Rights Campaign, and other DC-area organizations.
Do you have photos from TDOR events? Interact with @HumanRightsCampaign on Instagram using the hashtag #TDOR.
Photos: (c) Tom Williams/ HRC